Spinocerebellar ataxia sca2 is an inherited disorder that seems to affect more as the time passes. It is believed that it is caused by gene alteration. Mutation in the gene ATXN2 cause such disease. It is the gene that carries the instruction about the formation of ataxin-2 protein. It is found in the cell fluid.
Patient with spinocerebellar ataxia sca2 mainly develops weakness of muscles. Many problem regarding muscles may arise. Patient may suffer from muscle wasting and muscle tensing. Due to muscle problems patient got trouble in movement.
Eye muscles also affected and become rigid. He or she gets trouble in fast eye movement.
Patient develops difficulty in swallowing. Trouble in speech is also noticeable. As the time pass, him or her losses sensation. Dementia like condition develops and individual feel the problem of short term memory.
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